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Dan
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The team at Oculus has posted a new update on the status of their Kickstarter-funded virtual reality display hardware, The Rift, bringing word of a successful pilot run of their manufacturing process, and indicating that they're on target to start shipping completed kits to backers in March 2013.

The update also reveals a couple of new features for the Oculus Rift devkit hardware, intended to help glasses-wearers use the device more comfortably. The blog describes new removable eyecups, that can be switched in an out to assist users that suffer from short-sightedness, as well as an adjustable assembly that can extend and retract the lenses toward the user's face to accommodate different head shapes.

Oculus further explains that users who's vision-impairment is due to far-sightedness will be fine with the Rift, as it's optics are focussed at infinity, which makes your brain think it is looking at something far away.

The Kickstarter page update is also filled with a lot more details about the manufacturing process and photos of their progress.

Oculus Rift hardware is due to ship to initial Kickstarter backers in march 2013, with pre-order customers to follow in April. The device is primarily aimed at game developers, with a more feature-full consumer version planned to follow once games have been tailored for the new VR experience.
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Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
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I'm more excited for this than for any of the next-gen consoles. I really hope the consumer version is available shortly after the dev devices ship.
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Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
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Cautiously optimistic for this, if it lives up to the hype then it will be great for Arma 3.
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ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
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this guy has modded half life 2 for oculus rift and has also incorporated gun tracking. it looks so good.

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Crakaveli
USA
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Cautiously optimistic for this, if it lives up to the hype then it will be great for Arma 3.
That's what I want it for. Looks great so far.
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E.T.
Queensland
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this guy has modded half life 2 for oculus rift and has also incorporated gun tracking. it looks so good.



Rav, check this out. Head tracking available now just using your webcam and some free software.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PQoO31VQLI
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